A Pic-Nic Party, Thomas Cole

by: Katherine Dorovitsine, Deanna Pisacreta, Sharfa, Ahmad


In our conversation at the museum, we touched on different types of analysis including description in our portrayal of the painting itself from the picnic itself to the background, and formal properties in our discussion of the artist’s use of color. We also touched on subject matter by addressing the idea of autumn and the contrast between mortality and happiness. Interrogation was utilized in our questioning of the perspectives of the characters in the work, and historical context was addressed in our contemplations about the classes and occupations of the figures. We could have focused more on the artist’s intention and developed our ideas in the other forms of analysis more fully. If we had more time, we would have added our analysis into the video in the form of text and edited the audio more fully.
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Rodin’s Burghers of Calais

by: Annmarie Gajdos, Rehmat Sakrani, Stephanie Angus


We included all the different types of analyses; descriptive, interrogation, formal properties, subject matter/content, historical context, and artistic intention, in our conversation. If we had had more time, we would have liked to further analyze the form and historical context of Rodin's sculptures.
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Thomas Cole – A Pic-Nic Party

by: David Mashkevich, Diana Vasilevski


I think that we covered all of the types of analysis mentioned at the Media Arts Workshop. After listening to our recording, perhaps we could have done more analysis of formal properties – that is, the artist's choices in creating the painting. If given more time, I would have done this, as well as think more about the artist's intention in creating the painting. Perhaps we could have also discussed how the subject matter/content of the painting contributed to the artist's intentions.
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Praça De Touros (Bullring) III

by: Egor Semeniak, Maia Goitia, and Paul Menestrier


What we didn’t analyze:
Formal Properties-Photograph. Contrast between white and red. Medium size.
Historical Context- taken in 2008.
Genre of the piece
Our personal responses
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Kiss Me and You’ll Kiss the ‘Lasses

by: Christina Ramos, Frances Shnaidman, Kashaf Syar


We performed a formal analysis of the painting at the Brooklyn Museum which focused primarily on color, lighting, and the historical context of the subject. We took a lot of liberties with our interpretations of the painting and each came away with a different idea. Some of this discourse is represented in our video. If we had more time we could continue to discuss the subject of the painting.
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Night at the Museum Project

by: Nicole Belenitsky, Richard Tang, Talia Kornreich, & Belinda Wong


This video includes the analysis of the painting "The Outlier" through the lenses of description, formal properties, subject matter/content, historical context, and interpretation. We did not use interrogation for this analysis and if we had more time, we would have like to research the artist's intention and the perspectives during that time.
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Web of Life

by: Shabab Karim, Derek Lee, Miar Elaskandrany, Amber Jin, Mohamed Abid


Our conversation mostly included descriptive analysis. We also used formal analysis, and we interpreted the artists intentions. However, we failed to use interrogation analysis, content analysis, and historical analysis in our audio file. We did include the historical analysis in the video though.
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Brooklyn Museum Art Project

by: Amanda Zhang, Hengyuan (Roy) Lin, Aaron Empedrado, Mindy Aloff


We made a lot of observations by first stating what we saw in the painting. Then once we finished describing what we saw on the surface, we began delving deeper into the implications behind what we saw. We did a lot of comparisons as well. We compared the animals we saw in the painting to other texts that reminded us of it. For instance, we mentioned the "Jungle Book" and "Where the Wild Things Are." By comparing the things we saw in the painting to these texts, it helped us get a better understanding of the artist's intention of painting this. In addition, we used a historical context analysis. Although we had some idea of when the painting was painted, we made assumptions about the subjects we saw in the painting especially the indigenous people and the European explorers. We didn't do a formal properties analysis, and if we had more time we would have talked more about the artist's choices in composition.
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MHC: Night at the Museum

by: Will Zeng, Jason Oelbaum, Stacy Shapiro, and Hannah Sverdlov


For both images displayed in the video, we used a variety of descriptions, formal properties, interpretations of the artist's intentions, historical context, and interrogations. Specifically we observed the color contrasts, the size of the canvas, and other formal properties that made up the image of George Washington. In addition, we referred to the historical context of the Revolutionary War and the time period of Washington's inauguration. The following picture depicted the embarkation of the pilgrims, we observed a variety of descriptions, such as the meaning of the rainbow in the background and the light directed on the priest in the center. Moreover, we discussed the historical context and the painter's intentions for his work.
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Brooklyn Museum

by: Alicia Manjila and Chandani Ramkishun


We analyzed the description verbally but after reviewing, we had more deeper analysis in the historical context and artist's intentions. We really didn't do much of the formal properties analysis.
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